excellent Piccalilli Pie blog, here are some of the moths which fly that much higher than the usual, sea-level position of the trap. The first is an interesting one which I got in my later years in Leeds but had not yet seen here: a Dark Sword-grass, a powerfully-flying immigrant species which features in large numbers at the traps which dot the coast like wartime radar stations, whose lists of incomers are very well-recorded on the Atropos website. Just to keep up my supply of interesting if marginally relevant pictures, here before the moths, is one from Wikipedia of a coastal 'listening ear' which looked out for enemy aeroplanes rather than immigrant moths.
And now the rooftop moths which also included four Poplar Hawks, a handsome Angle Shades, several Spectacles and lots and lots of Flame Shoulders, Setaceous Hebrew Characters and other familiar species, well over 250 in all. Once again, we have a nice (human) guest coming to stay, so IDs will be completed later (or sooner, should any of my beloved experts be passing this way, hem hem). Update: and behold their unfailing helpfulness in the amended captions. Many thanks as always.
|The Dark Sword-grass|
|A very handsome and typically lively Copper (or Svensson's Copper) Underwing|
|Mmm...it's the one on the right I need to nail. And Dave in Comments|
obliges as always: a Ringed China-mark micro - new here
|Feathered Gothic, very stylish moth|
|I think that this is a rather worn Flame Carpet|
|Mmm... once more. Always dodgy to photograph when they perch in the bowl|
It's a worn Willow Beauty - many thanks to Dave again
|Brown China-mark micro|
|That makes it three Mmm...s But thanks to GF, we now know that it's a Yellow Straw|